Interschool Competitions

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Albany Law School interschool competitions, also referred to as "travel teams," allow Albany Law students to compete against other law schools throughout the United States. These competitions are based on appellate advocacy, trial, and other practical situations.

These interschool competitions are the most significant way for students to test their abilities within the legal community as they provide the opportunity to compete with law students nationally and internationally.

Additionally, many of these competitions are known and highly respected by law firms and legal organizations throughout the country and provide an invaluable asset to a student's resume.

Each year a select group of students represents Albany Law School in various competitions throughout the nation. While the competition schedule is still being finalized. below are some of the competitions Albany Law School may compete in this year include:

  • ABA Arbitration
  • ABA Negotiations
  • ABA Client Counseling
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition (STAC)
  • Wayne State Jaffe Transactional Law Invitational
  • Herbert Wechsler National Criminal Law Moot Court Competition

All interschool/travel competitions are open to second-, third- and fourth-year students in good standing, with a minimum GPA of 2.5. Students will have the opportunity to earn up to 2 credits for their interschool participation. With a few exceptions for competitions that occur in the Spring, most competition try-outs will take place in September or October (dates will be released in advance).

Jonathan G. Klobus, at JKlobus@albanylaw.edu, the 2023-2024 Moot Court Director of Competitions